CHICAGOLAND (MARCH 24, 2014) By the time you finish reading this press release, another American will have been sexually assaulted. In fact, every two minutes a sexual assault occurs totaling a staggering 237,868 victims each year. On average there is an aggravated assault every 37 seconds and a robbery occurs every 1.2 minutes. Alarming statistics like these are what inspired Indiana Entrepreneur, Caroline Olah to create the Little Viper, an unassuming fashion accessory that packs a crime stopping punch.
The Little Viper is the World’s first and only pepper spray self-defense bracelet. Weighing in at only one ounce, the Little Viper has an impressive three foot range and inhibits assailants with 3-6 bursts of 10% OC pepper spray. The adjustable silicone bracelet is 8.5” in length and is available in black or pink. “The Little Viper has a fashionable, low profile design and was created with discretion in mind. We incorporated the world’s smallest pepper spray canister so whether you’re wearing it while jogging in the park, or for a night out on the town it’s the perfect pint-sized defense system”, says Caroline.
Although the Little Viper presents a seemingly harmless first impression, the maximum strength formula will cause a pretty severe bout of coughing, choking, and an intense burning sensation while forcing the attacker’s eyes shut. With the immediate effects of pepper spray which last anywhere from 15 – 45 minutes, the Little Viper provides plenty of time to escape an attacker, render him/her helpless, and call the police.
With the installation of President Obama’s new Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the White House just reported that 1 in 5 female college students will experience sexual assault on campus. Although the numbers are astounding, products like the Little Viper are helping to empower everyone from college students to elderly citizens and ensuring less Americans fall victim to criminal attacks.